Mon | Feb 6, 2023

Portmore, Lions draw blank

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Richard Bryan, Gleaner Writer


Humble Lions' goalkeeper Sean Sawyers, produced a string of outstanding saves, to shut out his former team, Portmore United, in their Digicel Premier League duel at Efforville yesterday, as both teams ended 0-0.

Sawyers, came up big on three occasions against Bryan Baylis, Mario Swaby and Roen Nelson, and in the process ensuring a point which took the newcomers to 26 points; the same as Village United who engineered a shocking win over Waterhouse.

Portmore's point inched them to 24 points, further blunting their prospects for a quick revival from an unusual slump that began early in the second round.

Still a good team

Portmore's coach Neville 'Bertis' Bell tried to play down any fears about the team's situation by being philosophical.

"I am happy that we didn't lose the game, but I am disappointed that we didn't win," Bell said. "It's still a good team, we are just not scoring the goals."

Sawyers, in the meantime, was happy with his personal performance and expressed satisfaction of having had a good game against his former employers.

"I usually go in a game (looking) for a shutout and I decided to treat it like a training session, so as not to put any added pressure on myself," said Sawyers. "This was a side I played thirteen years for, so it was a plus keeping well against them."